Dare to Dream
Marist international youth meeting in Lyon
The community in Genval sends a greeting to the young people who have gathered in Lyon to attend the Marist international youth meeting, which precedes the World Youth Day in Krakow. The community writes: “We pray for all these young people who represent the four Marist branches: Fathers, Brothers, Sisters and Missionary Sisters.”
Letter from Aleppo
War invades us…
“War is our daily life.
We refuse to participate in its banquet…
We opt for life…
We choose the other…
in his misery and in his will to live and to survive.”
Letter of the Superior General
“Fourvière: The Revolution of Tenderness”
Superior General Brother Emili Turú has published a letter addressing the Marists of Champagnat on the occasion of the Fourvière Year, which will conclude on July 23 with the celebration marking 200 years since the first Marists made their promise.
Guardamar, 3 – 6 June 2016
“Journeying the Marist way” was the theme of the 2nd Provincial Gathering on Marist Education. About 50 Marists, Brothers and Lay Persons, from the five countries of our Province met in Guardamar from 3rd to 6th June.
CEM meeting in Lisbon
From May 23 till 25 the members of the CEM (European Marist Conference) met at the retreat centre of the Dehonian Fathers in Lisbon (Portugal).
Message for the feast of Saint Marcellin Champagnat
This year’s message of the Superior General for the feast of Saint Marcellin Champagnat on June 6 centres around the celebration of the Fourvière Year and the Jubilee Year of Mercy. “Champagnat and his young priest friends dreamt of a Church with a Marian face, that is to say, with a profound heart of mercy,” underscores Brother Emili Turú. “They dreamt of a Christian community that would have mercy as the basis of their life and mission.”
26 Belgians and 9 Dutch on a pilgrimage to the Hermitage
In the week of the Feast of Ascension two groups of Brothers and lay people travelled to the Hermitage; one group was from Belgium, the other from the Netherlands.
Marist Student Leadership Programme has been launched
The Marist Student Leadership Programme has recently been launched in Irish Marist Schools by Marist Education West-Central Europe. This exciting new programme encourages young people to develop their leadership skills in order to support fellow students and to benefit the wider community.
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Pentecost meeting at Cham: “Mercy – what is that?”
Two weeks before the Feast of Pentecost the 2016 Pentecost meeting took place at the Marist School, Cham. It was attended by present pupils of the school at Cham and former students from the association of “Friends of the Marist School, Cham” (F.M.C.) as well as guests. The preparations for this meeting were once again in the hands of a committed group of the F.M.C. while the spiritual input was the responsibility of Johann Staudner, R.E. teacher at the school.
Meeting of the European Vocations Team
A meeting of the European Marist Commission for the Pastoral Care of Young People and Vocations was held in Barcelona on the 19th and 20th April. Brother Tony Leon from Rome (Brothers Today Secretariat) was also present for the meeting.